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Re: [Met-jobs] 3 year Postdoc position in env/climate modelling - Environmental Models in the Cloud - Lancaster University, UK

From "Young, Paul" <>
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Date Wed, 5 Oct 2016 22:43:57 +0000

Apologies, but I think the previous application link was broken. Please see here:

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On Oct 5, 2016, at 17:00, Young, Paul <> wrote:
**Would suit an environmental modeller (e.g. climate models etc) who is able to serve as a link between that community and computer science** 

**Experience in cloud computing not necessary; just a willingness to engage with it**

An exciting opportunity exists for a 3 year research position in computational environmental science, working on a cross-disciplinary research project investigating the support offered by cloud computing for running complex environmental models.

For this particular position, we are seeking a “domain expert” in the area of environmental modelling. Ideally you will have experience of different areas of modelling, as well as a willingness to engage with the computational aspects of the project, including execution of the models in the cloud. Experience of designing simulations for model experiments would be an advantage, and there would be a chance to develop your own scientific test cases for the project. 

In addition, you would be the link between the environmental modellers and the cloud computing experts, to ensure that the project’s developments remain relevant and appropriate for its target communities. As such, we are particularly interested in applicants who are excited by the potential of working at the interface between disciplines.

Cloud computing is an area of huge significance, with environmental modelling being the key tool to evaluate uncertainty, risk assessment, and mitigation strategies around flood/drought, food security and the impact of climate change. You would be joining the multi-disciplinary Lancaster Environment Centre and also be part of a growing team in the School of Computing and Communications looking at digital technology and its impact on understanding and managing the natural environment (with external funding of £3.35m).

Our partners include people in charge of developing CESM and UKESM, providing an opportunity to influence the next generation of world-class Earth System Models, as well as key players involved in floor risk assessment modelling.

This position is to be part of a larger team at Lancaster, including 2 additional computer science postdocs on this project. 

Requirements: A PhD or equivalent degree in environmental science/computer science or a closely-related field. You will have a track record of high-quality publications in areas of relevance to the project and the willingness to undertake ambitious and challenging research. 

Closing date: 6 Nov 2016

Salary range: £26,537 to £37,768 

ContactDr Paul Young (Lancaster Environment Centre) or Prof Gordon Blair (School of Computing and Communications)

Application and online ad

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